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The SLFP crafting a third way

It was the political scientist and theorist Anthony Giddens who coined the term, a third way, to describe a political alternative between the conservative right and the socialist left, a middle ground that avoided either the extremes of neo-liberalism or the dogmas of Marxist class struggle. Listening to President Maithripala Sirisena, most recently at the SLFP’s annual party convention at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium and in other public comments subsequently, the President as the leader of the SLFP has been making some effort to articulate a political position which is seemingly distinct from either the governing UNP or the main opposition SLPP. With presidential elections around the corner and parliamentary and provincial polls also due subsequently, the potential political space for the SLFP deserves examination.Read More...

Removal of the Vice Chancellor of University of Jaffna and Politicization of Higher Education


When the decision to sack Professor Ratnam Vigneswaran from the post of Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna surfaced in the public domain in May this year, many academics and well-wishers of the University were shocked by this unprecedented dev...

VW's Hold Beetle Pageant 2019


Sunday the 18" of August was a day to recon to most Volkswagen Beetle Owners who flocked their way to the Excel World to be greeted to a Grand facade depicting the Wolfsburg Emblem welcoming the participants and well-wishers to the Volkswagen Beet...

(Rtd) Chief Justice Sripavan hasn’t finished singing the Mahapola-SLIIT song


President’s Counsel and Member of Parliament Wijeyadasa Rajapakse has chided the media ‘for not giving sufficient coverage to former Chief Justice Kanagasabapathy J. Sripavan’s testimony before the Presidential Commission to Investiga...

The Mini Cooper car parade


in line with the British Food Festival was held recently, at the Grand Oriental Hotel. The fun filled event with good food and good gathering enjoyed the display and parade.

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